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Governing Tsarist Russia

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Pages: 256
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European History in Perspective

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15 November 2007

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The Tsarist Empire posed unique problems to its rulers. Peter Waldron examines the challenges that faced them in terms of geography, culture, finance and military power, analysing the sources of the Russian Empire's strength...

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The Tsarist Empire posed unique problems to its rulers. Peter Waldron examines the challenges that faced them in terms of geography, culture, finance and military power, analysing the sources of the Russian Empire's strength and the reasons why the tsars were able to maintain their unlimited power for so long.

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Adopts an easytofollow thematic approach
Offers reflections on the place of Tsarism in the modern history of Russia
Includes maps and a Bibliography to aid study

List of Maps
Chronology
Preface
Introduction: Building the Russian State
PART I: THE ETHOS OF AUTOCRACY
The Ideology of Tsarism
Monarchs
Service
PART II: RULING AN EMPIRE
Institutions
Provincial Authority
Coercion, Police and Justice
National Challenges
Financing the Empire
Conclusion: The Legacy of Tsarism
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
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PETER WALDRON is Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia, UK. His publications include the End of Imperial Russia, 1855-1917 which is also in the European History in Perspective series.

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PETER WALDRON is Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia, UK. His publications include the End of Imperial Russia, 1855-1917 which is also in the European History in Perspective series.

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